From the recording She Never Came Down


I knew Julia Beiring for most of my life
And closer we grew every year
Till we knew it was time, and I made her my wife
But one day she would just disappear
No I didn’t suspect that we weren’t secure
But it must have been building awhile
Though she gave me no reason to doubt we’d endure
She just had to go out in this style
For she never came down, she never came down
She flew far away and then stayed in the sky
Oh I’ll never know why, it just is that way
She took off and never came down
Julia Beiring was a slave to no one
And maybe I pushed her this time
Should I have foreseen her desire to run?
But I slept as she started her climb
When there was no message to say she’d arrived
I thought she was too proud to call
Didn’t turn on the news to hear no one survived
In those hours I managed to stall
It’s a guilty relief no one else will now keep
What I wasn’t willing to share
It’s not what I wished for, but what you sow you reap
Though no justice could be more unfair
When she said her ambitions were set on a star
How could she mean it literally?
If she wanted space why not a little less far
Not another dimension from me?
As you lie in my arms now my mind’s far away
In a world I hope never exists
So I’ll pray for tomorrow, but be grateful today
‘Cause the road sometimes buckles and twists
And each time we part I’ll make sure it’s in peace
And make certain I’ll never be rash
‘Cause you want to believe that this never will cease
But it all can be gone in a flash
© 2004 Robert Berretta